Scott schmoozes House floor — says plenty more possible in session’s last hoursby John Kennedy | May 2nd, 2013
Gov. Rick Scott has been catching heat for failing to lobby hard on behalf of his call for a Medicaid expansion.
But on the second-to-last day of session, Scott went hand-to-hand with lawmakers, schmoozing his way across the House floor. The rare visit looked mostly genial — and likely included a few thank-yous to House members for approving a version of his manufacturers’ tax break late Wednesday.
Still, Scott said he was not abandoning hope that some version of a health care expansion was still possible in the session’s waning hours.
“As you know, there’s still time left in session,” Scott said earlier Thursday. “A lot of things happen the last week in session. We’ve got a little over a day left in session. So we’ll see what happens. As you know I’ve said making sure we take care of the uninsured and the legislature said no.”
From the House, Scott headed across the hall to the Senate.